Bicycle Accidents

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Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyers in St. Louis

Bicyclists face many unique challenges. Sharing the road with motor vehicles means following the same safety laws as everyone else, but also dealing with the hassles of heavy traffic, less visibility, and less protection than those in cars and trucks. Cyclists also tend to have less room to maneuver when riding, which puts them at further risk for accidents and collisions.

Even with the miles and miles of bike lanes in our city, negligent and reckless drivers still cause tragic accidents. At The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers, we protect victims of bicycle collisions and crashes, determining the person responsible for your injuries and holding them accountable. We seek financial compensation for your damages and losses, never settling for anything less than what you are entitled.

Common Causes of Bicycle Crashes

Similar to motorcycle accidents, the most frequent causes stem from inattentive motorists simply failing to account for bicyclists on the road. The following factors are frequent causes or contributors to bicycle crashes in St. Louis and surrounding communities in Missouri and Illinois:

  • Dangerous roadways
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Motor vehicles failing to yield
  • Opening vehicle doors without checking for cyclists
  • Motor vehicles disregarding bike lanes
  • Motorists making improper turns
  • Tailgating

No matter the cause of your accident, our lawyers can identify liable parties and pursue the full compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other accident-related damages.

Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

The injuries for cyclists are often catastrophic due to the lack of protective equipment such as air bags, windshields, and seat belts. Broken bones and fractures are extremely common, as are spinal cord injuries, shoulder injuries and head injuries – even when a helmet is worn. Many of these injuries require financial resources now and in the future to cover the costs or rehabilitation, physical therapy, in-home care, and other costs. It is critical to make sure you get a settlement or jury award that protects your long term medical and financial interests.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you lost a loved one in a bicycle crash, or were injured yourself due to a driver’s negligence, we can help. For over 15 years, we have helped bicycle accident victims in St. Louis secure financial compensation. Please contact us for a free, no-risk consultation.